Release Day Review ~ Olive Juice by TJ Klune (Giveaway)
Title: Olive Juice
Author: TJ Klune
Release Date: April 26, 2017
Pages: TBD (Novella)
It begins with a message that David cannot ignore:
I want to see you.
He agrees, and on a cold winter’s night, David and Phillip will come together to sift through the wreckage of the memory of a life no longer lived.
David is burdened, carrying with him the heavy guilt of the past six years upon his shoulders.
Phillip offers redemption.
I hadn't read a book by TJ Klune until now, but I was blown away by this book. It was raw, emotional, heartbreaking and still, after all the tears, I ended it with a smile on my face.
I won't spoil it for you because it's one of those books you need to experience, but it's a story of second chances, of learning how to start living again after a heartbreaking event. I have to admit I wasn't too certain what I was getting into. The blurb and the first half of the book are (probably) intentionally vague. Once I realized what had happened and the tears started, I was fully invested in David and Phillip and everything that led them to that point in their lives.
It was angsty and it was realistic and I fell in love with TJ's writing skills. It's written in David's POV, without any chapter interruptions and it has a lot of flashbacks. It is not a romance per se and while it ends on a good note, it isn't quite a HEA. This book certainly isn't for everyone, but if you're an angst whore like me, you'll likely enjoy (or enjoy suffering through) it.
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***